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FENS Voices | Ugne Birstonaite: Setting goals

25 November 2022

FENS is delighted to talk with Ugne Beatrice Birstonaite, a student in grade 12 at Vilnius Vytautas Magnus Gymnasium in Lithuania, who won 3rd place in the International Brain Bee competition. Her curiosity and interest in lucid dreaming developed into a passion for brain research. After going to university, she plans to work in academia and to pursue her own research. Read the full interview below.  [...] Read More

FENS Scavenger Hunt at Neuroscience 2022!

10 November 2022

Are you attending Neuroscience 2022, SfN annual meeting? FENS is inviting the neuroscience community to participate in the scavenger hunt taking place from 13 to 15 November 2022.  [...] Read More

The Brain Conferences are back in April 2023

08 November 2022

FENS is delighted to announce the opening of registration for the Brain Conference “Establishment and Maintenance of Brain Cell States”, taking place on 23-26 April 2023 in Rungsted Kyst, Denmark.  Early registration deadline on 12 January 2022. [...] Read More

FENS Voices | Alexandros Tsimpolis: Learning from a heat blocker

28 October 2022

This week's FENS Voices guest is Alexandros Tsimpolis, a PhD student from the Medical Department of University of Crete, Greece. In 2022 he received a fellowship from the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation for the continuation of his work and was awarded with a NENS exchange grant to visit and collaborate with the Gene Regulation and Adaptive Behaviours lab in the University of Sorbonne, France. Read the full interview! [...] Read More

FENS Voices | Dr Rui Rodrigues: Choosing the right calls

14 October 2022

We caught up with FENS member Dr Rui Rodrigues from Portugal, to find out about his research endeavours after he was awarded a FENS Brain Awareness Week 2022 grant. He started as a researcher in Dr Ana Sebastião’s lab, at Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, but is currently moving to Bordeaux, France, as a postdoctoral fellow in Giovanni Marsicano’s lab at Neurocentre Magendie. Read the full interview below. [...] Read More

FENS Voices | Dr Nana Voitenko: Neuroscience on the frontline

30 September 2022

Dr Voitenko obtained her PhD in Biophysics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and then married and moved to Kyiv when it was still part of the USSR. Facing challenge after challenge, her personal story is an extraordinary, inspiring example of the courage and commitment of all scientists who continue their research with hopeful resolve under the most daunting conditions. Read the full interview below. [...] Read More

The Tale of Two Intelligence Fields: AI and Neuroscience

28 September 2022

The Chen-FENS Science Writer Fellowship winner, Dr Chorghay reported on this year’s Brain Debate on “Building and understanding brains: How can AI research inform neuroscience?”. She analyses the main discussions on how new work in AI research can guide our understanding of biological brains. [...] Read More